Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.
  1. Stereogum: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  2. Kitty Empire: Best Pop Music of 2011
  3. Jonah Weiner: 10 Favorite Albums of 2011
  4. Tiny Mix Tapes: Favorite 50 Albums of 2011
  5. DIY: Albums of 2011
  6. Nitsuh Abebe: Top 10 Albums of 2011
  7. Jason Diamond: 25 Records Loved in 2011
  8. Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2011
  9. Cokemachineglow: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  10. Pitchfork: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  11. Guardian: Best Albums of 2011
  12. Fact: 50 Best Albums of 2011
  13. Under the Radar: Top 80 Albums of 2011
  14. Prefix: Top Albums of 2011
  15. Obscure Sound: Best Albums of 2011
  16. Rise: Records of the Year 2011
  17. Treble: Top 50 Albums of 2011
  18. Drowned in Sound: Favourite Albums of 2011
  19. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2011
  20. PopMatters: 75 Best Albums of 2011